Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer in the Country

There is a lot to look forward to for summer... more lazy, relaxing days, warm weather and easy, laid back decor ideas! This month's issue of Country Living is jam packed with great summer looks and ideas. It all looks so effortless and fun- which I love!

These sweet, adorable, lavender filled pouches are a great way to add a country summer flair to your drawers or for your guests. By using leftover fabrics and buttons, these fragrant strawberries can be made. The template and instructions can be found here.

I love the look of galvanized metal! These planters from Pottery Barn would make a great addition to a backyard party! Add some drinks, towels or even pretty plants. An even better idea though, came from this month's issue of Country Living. They suggest turning the extra large planter upside down, for an instant chic side table!

 Speaking of outdoor entertaining, who could resist these adorable salad tongs! The pitchfork and shovel shape reminds me of summer gardening.

This large shark head from PB Teen is a fun way to decorate for the summer! It can be used for a fun game of beanbag toss or to store pool towels!

There you have it! Country Living pulls out all the stops to make this summer a blast!
Do you have a fun way to get ready and inspired for summer?


Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love those strawberry sachets, I have been meaning to make one for ages, this could be the summer! And yes! I have the summer decorating bug and almost lost my mind in Crate and Barrel yesterday! So many pretty plates and vases in summery beach glass colors--love!

xo Mary Jo

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

These are such cute ideas :)
Summer for me means cleaning up the backyard, setting up the patio set, and buying new citronella candles. I plan to be spending a lot of time outdoors this summer!

About Last Weekend said...

Love those grey towels and the strawb sachets, lovely. We just got our first strawbs in the garden this weekend.

Jessie said...

I love the adorable salad tongs. What a wonderful idea! A conversation starter, for sure!


Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I'll know it's summer when the kids are taking over the house and it's a constant stream of loud and hungry boys and girls. I love it though.

Michaela said...

Oh!! I love those lavender pouches. Summer to me means lots of laying by the pool and making fresh homemade lemonade! (:

party bags said...

Talk about some quality and inspiring house accessories.
This is a great way to accessorize your home.

Double Glazing said...

Those are fantastic ideas! I'm going to make one of those strawberries. It looks easy.

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